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Dallas – A painting from the halls of the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans and a trove of work by iconic Disney artist Mary Blair helped make Heritage Auctions’ Animation Art Auction the largest such auction of all time, with sales totaling $2,965,596 Dec. 13-15 in Beverly Hills, California.

The total smashed the previous

New York — Swann Galleries’s sale of Illustration Art on Tuesday, December 10 featured an array of original works, from well-known characters of children’s literature to striking New Yorker covers and theater designs. The auction was a success,

New York—Swann Galleries closed out the decade with a marathon sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 17. The auction brought $910,087 and saw a 93% sell-through rate.

New York — Yesterday in Sotheby’s New York salesroom, three international bidders competed for more than 12 minutes for The Original Olympic Games Manifesto, driving its final price to $8.8 million – a new world auction record for any sports memorabilia, and nearly nine times the manuscript’s high estimate of $1 million. Written in 1892 by French

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 14th auction, the company's final event of 2019, capped off the decade in a most positive way. After the hammer fell for the last time, 42 lots realized $1,000-2,500; 16 lots realized $2,501-$9,999; and 3 lots broke the five-figure mark. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

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Dallas, TX – A rare encryption machine used by Nazi German forces to communicate without interception and translation by opposing nations sold for more than four times its opening bid to end at $106,250. The cypher device was offered at a public auction of historic WWII artifacts in Heritage Auctions’ Historic Flags of World War

Los Angeles – The original handwritten lyrics to Elton John’s “Your Song” by Bernie Taupin sold at Bonhams sale of Music Memorabilia on December 9 for $237,575. This was Elton’s first monster hit, introducing audiences to his exciting new brand of piano pop, and it remains today one of his most identifiable and best-loved songs.   
 
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Paris — The "Bibliothèque de Martine de Béhague et des comtes de Ganay" hosted by Christie’s on 26 November attracted international collectors from 14 countries and achieved €1,640,250, selling 93% by value and 77% by lot.

Adrien Legendre, Head of Christie’s Paris Books and Manuscripts Department: “It has been a great pleasure to work on such fantastic books coming from Martine de

Dallas, TX – An extraordinarily rare jumbo lobby card for Dracula (Universal) sold for nearly five times its estimate to bring $192,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster Auction Nov. 23-24. The 14-inch by 17-inch card is especially unique because it was owned by actor Bela Lugosi, the actor who played the title

New York — “After twenty years of conducting auctions of Rare and Important Travel Posters it was validating to see the sale turn in the best results in the last three years,” noted Nicholas D. Lowry, Swann Galleries’ President and